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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 265 providers in this state and specialty

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 471 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$681K

2014

$735K

2015

$810K

2016

Number of Claims

12,248

2014

12,785

2015

14,598

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 695

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
LORAZEPAM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
ATENOLOL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 18
JANTOVEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

20 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

22 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 21
CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 19
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 52
BUPROPION XL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 71
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 44
FENTANYL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 125
VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
FAMOTIDINE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 74
TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 29
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 117
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 83
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 45 28
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 47 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 49 50
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 42
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

51 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 65
DILT-XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 52 136
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 54 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 64
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 38
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

58 27
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 59 147
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 110
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 159
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 62 34
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

62 146
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 108
WELCHOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 221
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 66
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

65 124
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 69 231
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 21, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.